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    Navigating through College Life

    Navigating through College Life
    College life: a whole lot different than high school, adjustments required. Sometimes those adjustments aren't easy or obvious. Here are a few major ones that can definitely help you figure it all out. Be outgoing and friendly. All the time. At home, you can cuddle up by yourself in your bed after school and watch Mad Men over and over again. ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +19
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    The Stages of College Essay Writing

    The Stages of College Essay Writing
    In reality, thousands of other students applying for college will have similar grades, a comparable GPA and extracurriculars, so perhaps the only way to truly individualize your application is your essay. Your grades are most likely not funny, sentimental, quirky, deep or moving, but your essay can be. Moreover, the student with a 4.0 could be the most diligent Game of ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +18
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    As the Years Go By...A College Perspective

    As the Years Go By...A College Perspective
    We’re all familiar with this time of year: the days are steadily getting shorter, the textbook deals are being advertised, and the school and dorm supplies are on sale at Target. I’m sure most of us are all moved in to college by now, though we’re still probably getting used to being away from home for what may be the first ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +12
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    My First Week of College

    My First Week of College
    Moving to college is such a whirlwind of emotions. Students are anxious, excited, nervous, happy, sad, and so, so confused. There’s really no real way to avoid it besides taking it slow and embracing this once-in-a-lifetime moment: your first college move-in day. Here are a few tips to make this transition easier, and what I have learned through my first week ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +20
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    Planning for Success

    Planning for Success
    Perhaps you have all your classes picked out for the semester or maybe you’re frantically planning your classes right before this new semester begins. In either case, these are helpful hints to ensure your class schedule is a success. [gate] 1. Counselors If you are a new student or close to graduation, talk to a counselor. Find out from your admissions ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +13
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    Race to the Future via the College Fair

    Race to the Future via the College Fair
    Look beyond now-drop by the next college fair coming up! It is always recommended that you attend a college fair, at least once. I have heard, not to mention, seen this advice approximately fifty times-literally. Even if you are tired and wary of encountering material about college fairs, you should UNDOUBTEDLY heed that advice. All are welcomed; whether you are completely ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +13
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    Finding Out Where You Belong

    Finding Out Where You Belong
    College: it gets peoples' minds spinning. Some about the good ol’ days, some about the wonderful present but, to some, it represents the frightening future. To many high school students, college is that final frontier of education that is so close yet so far away. It’s what many strive for and what many can’t wait for. However, speaking as a high ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +17
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    A Student's Perspective on Test Prep

    A Student's Perspective on Test Prep
    The SAT is often a stressful experience, summed up in one simple score, but students have many resources they can use to help prepare and improve their score. In school, students often discuss the nerves the SAT or ACT causes, with symptoms like anxiety. One friend even described to me that she had a nightmare in which she failed the SAT, ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +13
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    Personalizing Your College Visit

    Personalizing Your College Visit
    College visits may seem fairly simple. The information is all prepared by the school and all you have to do is show up and listen. Though it may seem this way, you have to put yourself in the place of an applicant, even if you're not a senior, and consider the questions you may have when it actually comes to applying. ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +13
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    Finding a Part-Time Job to Fit Your Schedule

    Finding a Part-Time Job to Fit Your Schedule
    College can be pretty hectic. Depending on how many courses you take, and extra curricular activities you are involved in, it may seem like there is little time left for a part-time job. Most students, however, need extra money while in school whether they receive financial aid or not. Extra money helps with tuition and fees, books and supplies and living ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +14
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    Reprioritizing College Applications

    Reprioritizing College Applications
    As I enter the last few weeks of summer before my senior year of high school begins, I would like to address a topic that seems to be looming ever closer: college applications. The funny thing is that I have felt ready to apply to colleges since I was a thirteen-year-old, staring out of middle school windows and dreaming of the ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +14
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    5 Ways to Get Ahead Over Summer Break

    5 Ways to Get Ahead Over Summer Break
    You have waited all year for this. Visions of lying out by the pool, or running on the beach play through your mind on an endless loop. You’ve studied hard, finals are over, and you are finally free for the summer! While it is great to get in some much needed rest and relaxation, there are a few things you can ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +12
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    The Trouble with Sports

    The Trouble with Sports
    Many students are involved in sports these days. If you walk down the halls of your high school, or your college campus, there is an extremely good chance that you will see more than a handful of students involved in some type of sport. Those of us who are involved in sports understand how time-consuming they can be, but we also ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +11
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    6 Lessons Learned During My Internship

    6 Lessons Learned During My Internship
    Internships are the cherries on top of the resume sundae. They can make any student stand out to colleges, future employers, and boyfriends’ parents (just as a cherry stands out to a starving young child in a brightly colored ice cream store, or excuse me, froyo—the new trend). Internships are quickly becoming essential for any job and can offer a lot ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +13
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    Catching Some ZZZ’s

    Catching Some ZZZ’s
    Students are one of the most exhausted populations in the United States. This makes sense, of course—between schoolwork, social lives, organizations, sports, volunteering, and part-time jobs, it’s a wonder we find time to eat, let alone get a solid seven or eight hours of shuteye a night. All too often, though, it’s impossible to sleep as much as we should. While ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +15
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    You Have a Horrible Professor - Now What?

    You Have a Horrible Professor - Now What?
    The first day of a new class always starts with a mixture of anticipation, nervousness, and excitement. If you take enough classes in college you are sure to run into the dreaded “bad professor” who seems to ruin your hopes of having a great semester. Every instructor has his or her own style. Sometimes the way a teacher teaches isn't conducive ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +14
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    Internships: Why You Need to Complete One

    Internships: Why You Need to Complete One
    When I first graduated from college I thought, “Ok, great I have my B.A. in English-- bring on my writing/editing jobs.” As I researched the jobs I really wanted, I saw that I was lacking one very vital thing, experience. All of my experience had been in the banking and business world. In spite of it having always been my dream, ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +15
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    High School Reflections

    High School Reflections
    Hello fellow Fastwebbers! Brace yourself for the best advice that you will ever receive about high school! These are the things they don't want you to know, the things that everyone is keeping from you ‒ but I am here to give them to you. Just think of me as the nerdy guy in all of the James Bond movies that ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +15
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    It's OK to Drop a Class

    It's OK to Drop a Class
    Just a little while ago, I got off the phone with my mom. The only thing that set this conversation apart from the many others we've had over the course of my first year of college is that, for the first time in my life, we were talking about my decision to drop a class. There really isn't much of a ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +12
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    5 Things You Should Know About the SAT

    5 Things You Should Know About the SAT
    I’m going to give a little back-story on my experience with the fantastic test that everyone dreads – the SAT. I took it for the first time in the fall of my junior year and for the second time in the spring of that year. I did relatively well the first time I took the test, but it wasn't good enough ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +14